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Peas and beans are easy to grow and great for children too. Sowing in succession (every few weeks) means you'll have a continuous crop throughout the summer. Try growing sweet peas next to your runner beans to improve pollination.
Dwarf Bean 'Boston'
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean
Dwarf Bean ‘Boston’ bears straight, round 15cm (6”) long pods with a dark green colour and an excellent flavour. These sturdy, upright plants produce heavy crops over a long picking season. This RHS AGM variety is ideal for growing in containers. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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